Another Surat Returnee Tests Corona Positive As Ganjam Awaits ‘Huge Influx’ Of Migrants
Bhubaneswar: The latest corona positive case from Ganjam is also a migrant from Surat.
The I & PR department in a tweet on Tuesday identified him as a 18-year-old Surat returnee, who is being kept at a government quarantine centre.
First Health Update, 5th May
One positive in Ganjam
18 yr Male
(Surat returnee. In Govt quarantine)
Contact tracing and follow-up action is being done.
Tota Covid19 Positive Case :170
— I & PR Department, Odisha (@IPR_Odisha) May 5, 2020
Two youths, who had recently returned to the district from Surat, had tested positive for the virus on May 2.
Also Read: Two Surat-Returned Youths Test Corona Positive, Odisha’s Tally 160
According to official sources, around 3 lakh migrants have registered to return to Ganjam. There could be thousands of unregistered migrants who might be on their way back. The Odisha government on Monday deputed five OAS officers to assist the district administration to handle the problems arising out of return of natives from other states.
Also Read: After Migrants Flee Quarantine Centre, Ganjam Gets Five More OAS Officers
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